The Colchester Historeum, 29 Young Street Truro
The Colchester Historeum is one of our favorite locations to host events and fundraising events at. It's also the first public location that gave us their approval to investigate as a team, and we collect great evidence every time that we visit the building.
The historeum was built in 1900 to serve as the science building for teachers in training at the Provincial Normal School. Students studied here until 1961, when the building was mainly used by the local schools for industrial arts classes. In 1976 the building became the Colchester County museum, now named the Colchester Historeum.
This building is very well known as one of the most haunted in Truro. The story that you will most likely here of is the story of a workman being so badly frightened by something that he saw that he fell off of the scaffolding he was working on. The story goes that he glanced up from his work to see the apparition of a woman staring back at him from inside the building. When they investigated the room that he saw the apparition they were shocked to see that the window was covered over from the inside, and had been for some time. There is no way that the workman could have seen anybody inside the room from where he stood.
Past curators of the building have also believed that the Historeum is haunted. One such person was constantly losing her scissors while she was employed there, to such a degree that she was convinced someone was playing a prank on her. The buildings elevator will move between floors of the building on it's own. It's very common to walk past the elevator and have the doors open, or to walk through the building and hear the elevator stopping and starting with nobody around to operate it.
We will be hosting events here this year, and are very eager for the new curator to take part to see if she thinks the building is haunted. The recent renovations to the building are absolutely amazing, and it's worth a visit just to admire the work that has gone into the main area of the building over the past 12 months!